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Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center reopens at last

Dec. 07, 2022 11:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades after a tiny Greek Orthodox church in lower Manhattan was destroyed by the falling south tower of the World Trade Center, that church's far grander replacement opened to the public this week in an elevated park overlooking the rebuilt trade center's memorial...

Coast Guard faults pilot in Chesapeake Bay ship grounding

Dec. 07, 2022 11:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Coast Guard investigation into the grounding in March of a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay faulted the pilot tasked with helping the ship navigate the waterway, saying he relied too much on one piece of equipment to navigate and was on his cellphone in the runup to the...

27 flee plane in Spain after pregnant woman simulates labor

Dec. 07, 2022 09:07 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police were searching for 14 people who ran from a plane at Barcelona’s airport after it made an emergency landing Wednesday to obtain assistance for a pregnant woman who allegedly simulated that she was about to give birth, authorities said. The...

Train collision in Spain hurts 155, no serious injuries

Dec. 07, 2022 06:22 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two passenger trains taking commuters to the city of Barcelona collided early Wednesday, injuring more than 150 people, though none seriously, Spanish officials said. Emergency services said medics tended to 155 people on site, with 39 later taken to...

Android phones in Iran get false quake alerts amid protests

Dec. 07, 2022 05:59 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — False earthquake alerts went off on Wednesday on Android smartphones in Iran as the country continues to grapple with nationwide protests. Authorities offered conflicting accounts as to why the incident happened. Col. Ramin Pashaei, deputy chief...

Brother finds body Baltimore firefighters missed in building

Dec. 06, 2022 20:04 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Several hours after firefighters extinguished a warehouse fire in southwest Baltimore early Sunday, the scene was eerily quiet as Donte Craig stepped through the charred rubble, trying to remain hopeful. He was looking for his older brother James Craig Jr., who...

3 killed when small plane crashes near Oklahoma City

Dec. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EST

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A small plane crashed near Oklahoma City, killing all three people who were on board, authorities said Tuesday. The Beechcraft Bonanza F33A crashed at around 9:20 p.m. Monday near Clarence E. Page Airport in Yukon, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The plane...

Retiring New Orleans chief saw ranks thin, crime rise

Dec. 06, 2022 17:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police chief Shaun Ferguson announced his retirement Tuesday after four years punctuated by a disastrous building collapse near the French Quarter, two hurricanes, a pandemic, dwindling police manpower and a violent crime surge that put residents and politicians on...

Florida beach erosion uncovers wooden ship from 1800s

Dec. 06, 2022 17:54 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Severe beach erosion from two late-season hurricanes has helped uncover what appears to be a wooden ship dating from the 1800s which had been buried under the sand on Florida's East Coast for up to two centuries, impervious to cars that drove daily on the beach...

NTSB: Plane that hit tower flew below minimum altitude

Dec. 06, 2022 17:07 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower last month was flying below minimum altitudes while approaching an airport in foggy nighttime conditions, according to a preliminary report on the crash. The pilot and passenger were...